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A 28-year-old male asked:

i took delsym (dextromethorphan) to stop a persistent cough, now i feel like i need to cough but can't and end up almost throwing up. ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not unusual: The cough suppressant effect from Delsym, (dextromethorphan) although mild, is intended to reduce your cough. If you have sputum in the lung, suppressing the cough is not a good idea. The cough suppressant also make some people nauseous. If your cough has been present for more than a week or getting worse, you should see your doctor.

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